Senate debates

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Mitochondrial Donation

3:44 pm

Photo of Slade BrockmanSlade Brockman (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and on behalf of senators Di Natale and Watt, move:

That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 19 June 2018:

(a) the science of mitochondrial donation and its ability to prevent transmission of mitochondrial disease;

(b) the safety and efficacy of these techniques, as well as ethical considerations;

(c) the status of these techniques elsewhere in the world and their relevance to Australian families;

(d) the current impact of mitochondrial disease on Australian families and the healthcare sector;

(e) consideration of changes to legal and ethical frameworks that would be required if mitochondrial donation was to be introduced in Australia;

(f) the value and impact of introducing mitochondrial donation in Australia; and

(g) other related matters.

Question agreed to.